GLENALLACHIE 16YO PAST EDITION
GLENALLACHIE 16YO PAST EDITION Whisky legend Billy Walker is renowned for his unrivalled cask management expertise. Throughout his 50-year spell in the industry, he has acquired an extensive understanding of whisky maturation; selecting the finest casks, continually evaluating the aging spirit, re-racking into new wood to elevate the flavour experience, and determining the perfect time for bottling.
This 100% sherry matured malt represents Billy’s past, when he made a name for himself by releasing rich and indulgent heavily sherried expressions. This experience means he is perfectly placed to develop an exceptional celebratory single malt from nine personally selected 2005 vintage Spanish sherry butts. GLENALLACHIE 16YO PAST EDITION
resulting liquid is overflowing with rich espresso, heather honey, glazed figs and sweet spices – the archetypal Billy Walker style.
In celebration of Master Distiller Billy Walker’s half-century long career in the whisky industry, we are delighted to unveil the first in The Past, Present and Future Series: The GlenAllachie 50th Anniversary Past Edition.
This bottling represents Walker’s past when he made a name for himself by releasing heavily sherried expressions to great acclaim. A combination of nine 2005 vintage Spanish Sherry butts, this 100% Sherry matured malt is overflowing with rich espresso, heather honey, glazed figs and sweet spices.
Presented at natural cask strength of 57.1%, with no added colouring and non chill filtered for maximum flavour.
• First bottling in the Anniversary Trilogy
• Specially selected by Billy Walker
• Limited Release: 4,000 bottles
• Fully aged in Spanish Sherry casks
• Bottled at Cask Strength of 57.1%
• Presented at natural colour
• Non chill filtered for flavour
TASTING NOTE GLENALLACHIE 16YO PAST EDITION
COLOUR : Deep Mahogany.
NOSE : Waves of walnuts, heather honey and subtle dried fruits, followed by bursts of toasted coffee, orange peel and cinnamon sticks.
TASTE : Lashings of fig syrup, caramelised muscovado sugar and roasted pine nuts with notes of heather honey, crystalised ginger and dried apricots.